I think it's a great shame that someone would try and con Graeme, Aaron and co out of dosh. They've clearly worked very hard to bring us networking in VRPC, and for someone, clearly an Acorn enthusiast, to be buggering up our own small software scene is ridiculous. If we ever find out who it is, may they be publically hogtied with cheesewires and horsewhipped. I hope VA can release a VRPC with locked-in networking support, or perhaps resort to the "standard" way of upgrading -- only sending updates out to registered customers.
On the subject of networking VA5000 - has anyone yet bothered to ASK them if they've got it on the cards?